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party troops. big vote on his plan today but, robin, that doesn't mean this crisis is any closer than being solved. hat doesn't mean this >> far from it. >>> plus, a remarkable story of survival after a trip to a family reunion went terribly wrong, how one man hung on for help, used his socks to save his life. >> treaded water for 17 hours, unbelievable. also, alex trebek, what a strange story. now he is a crime fighter. a burglar broke into his hotel room. he decided to take her on. he hurt himself in the process. getting to the bottom of that story coming up. >>> right to the tropical storm taking aim at the gulf coast. sam is back with us in the studio and has been tracking the latest on don. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin, good morning, george. let's get to don and put it right in the circle of suspicion because last night, see, wait, wait, wait, go, go, go, okay, we're not going to get the circle. max, put the circle on it. it was a rainstorm that moved from cuba to cancun. there is where it is. it is a small storm capable of large fluctuations in strength. here's wher
is inevitable and could hit families with mortgage payments and lower 401(k)s, other big costs. jake tapper and jon karl have been tracking it. let's start with jake. >> reporter: last night aftete their primetime addresses, house speaker john boehner was overheard saying he didn't sign up to go mano a mano with the president of the united states after the president called for congress to compromise. the president spoke sternly to the american people last night blaming house republicans, especially freshmen, for holding up a debt deal. >> the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner responded by saying that the president wants to continue his rampant spending. >> the president often said we need a balanced approach, which in washington means, we spend morerend you pay more. >> reporter: right now there a a two competing bills, to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. a house one that likely cannot pass the sen
bieber. oh, my god! >> what would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> it's not quite the same thing. >> it is. >> nonetheless. >> how about this extreme weather? >> really something, these pictures coming in. >> from phoenix blowing in last night going through right there. that dust storm, and then these temperatures all -- the majority of the country feeling it, david. >> smoke alarms going off because of the heat. then alarms going off here, these are different kinds as team usa is in the house. look at them just arriving moments ago. what a homecoming. >> we're going to really celebrate with them coming up. love to see them here in times square on our home turf. >> huge crowd for them there this morning. >>> we'll begin with the high-stakes drama unfolding a
's the main points? >> this is really great news. giving parents choices. the big change is that on menus that participate in this program there will be meals with at least one combination of -- that has 600 calories or less and with that, the side dish will have to be 200 calories or less more than that, looking at the types of foods, to make sure they're in line with the guidelines, increased fruits and vegetables. lean protein, whole grains and low fat dairy. >> choices are good. options are good, but the difference, what's the real difference here? >> well, you know, that's the big question. there is a recent study out of yale and looked at 20 fast food chains, there were 3,3,0 different combinations of kids' food. only 27 of thehemet the kind of guidelines we're talking about here. the big issue is will they be promoting these healthy guidelines, or will it just be one item on the menu and kids are still going for the fries. >> kind of related is getting a lot of buzz. "the journal of the american medical association," a piece where harvard doctors are suggesting if you have a child
are as far apart as ever on a plan to raise the debt ceiling. the president makes one last big push to get a deal done, but what happens to your bottom line if there is no deal? the effects are very real. >>> countdown. one of the most controversial figures in american life right now is just hours away from walking out of jail after being acquitted of murdering her toddler. what will casey anthony do now? can she go home? will she sell her story for a million dollars? we've got a live report. ♪ it's the end of the world as we know it ♪ >>> and carmageddon. los angeles is brought to a standstill as the busiest freeway in america is shut down overnight. millions of residents are now hunkered down in their homes refusing to go out. there are fears of gridlock, chaos and anarchy. really? ♪ light a candle >>> this carmageddon thing has the potential to be a huge mess, but we are also watching something truly extraordinary this morning. one of the most feared figures in the media world in full damage control. rupert murdoch, owner of fox news and "the wall street journal" here in the u.s.
idnew ideas >> reporter: they're pushing for the big deal, a lot of pain at one, entitle tks. president obama outlined the plan and said, you can't expect seniors to give up $500 when you went own ask for $5 from people like me. wealthy individuals. >> jon, the leader mitchell mcconnell is looking at a contingency plan which could be a short-term extension. >> reporter: he's tight-lipped about what they mean. they could give him a chance to accept that which he ruled out or one with no tax increases. >> the president very clear on that. >> reporter: he said he's not signing any short-term plans. the debt ceiling needs to be raised until 2013. he will not sign what mcconnell is talking about. >> 20 days to go. thank you very much. >>> the republican presidential nomination, kind of shippings to michele bachmann and that is bringing scrutiny ross ron maintained undersaavedra available that bachmann owns about her husband and shows staff trying to turn a gay person straight. this kind of conversion is something that they deny doing. >> these new undercover tapes calls into question what's
it won twice, are beaten. >> japan's big win, now, giving that nation new hope. >>> and super dog. the ten-pound crime fighter caught on camera. how he took a bite out of crime. he's here live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. seeing poco, i have a craving for taco bell. george is off today. spending a letle time with his family. josh is right here by my side. oh, that game. >> this close. this close, twice. of course, the u.s. women falling, in stunning fashion, to japan in the world cup final yesterday. we saw the agony of defeat. but we have to remember, we have seen the thrill of victory, twice before. first, against brazil and then against france. i think something that occurred to me yesterday, what we saw yesterday was the thrill of defeat. if you could watch that game yesterday and go back to the ticket booth and say, i want my money back, that wasn't enough for me, you got a very higigbar for drama and excitement and entertainment. >> deborah roberts is there. we'll have a live report from her ininust a little moment. >>> thankfully the temperatures aren't as bad
. >> takes your breath away. it's very hot. sweaty. gross. >> reporter: the big apple is on the broiler, with heat indexes soaring to 110 degrees. the statue of liberty's crown closed to visitors. in chicago, parents were steamed over a local summer school without air-conditioning. >> they deserve to come here comfortably to learn. >> reporter: in detroit, the city started rolling power blackouts. it's just before 2:00 in new york. and the air temperature is 94. add in the humidity and heat index is 107. as anybody in the city knows it's hotter on the pavement. this reading 113. at a new york city subway station we found temperatures over 95 degrees. this dry cleaner's was sweltering over 100 degrees. and in times square, the bright lights turned off to save power. within five minutes, i already developed a full sweat. the kind of heat that can have a real physical impact. let's bring in dr. besser. and we'll test some folks out. >> in this heatat i've only bee out here a few minutes. and i already feel my pulse is racing. that's what we'll see here. >> reporter: sure enough we found da
, and then there is the big story out of washington this morning. after another dramatic b bakdown in the debt ceiling talks, the president is now demanding that congressional leaders come to the white house this morning as we enter the home stretch of a political showdodo during which the entire economy, which affects all of us, is essentially being held hostage. >> remember that august 2nd deadline is around the corner. a lot of finger pointer between the president and the speaker. we'll get into that. >>> but we are going to begin overseas where we're just now beginning to understand the scope of the shocking twin attacks in norway. at least 84 people were killed at that youth camp on an island outside oslo where a gunman dressed as a police officer went on a horrific rampage. he pulled out a handgun and opened fire at everyone in sight, and for many, the only escape was the water. take a look at this video. so startling, teenagers swimming for their lives. >> just a couple of hours before this, at least two blasts tore through buildings in the capital city of oslo. such an unlikely target for terror. no
appearance yesterday the big question is can he hold on to his company? abc's jeffrey kofman is in london this morning. good morning. >> reporter: a frail rupert murdoch and his defiant son tried to save the family empire but a report released this morning accuses their company of deliberately trying to block an investigation. not good news for rupert murdoch or the prime minister here. the murdochs and their empire are not out of trouble yet. far from it. the report released this morning finds their company deliberately tried to thwart a police investigation into the "news of the world" widespread phone hacking and police bribery. this morning it is the prime minister's turn in the hot seat. at this moment he is the focus of an emergency session of parliament. trying to contain the scandal that has led to calls for his resignation. >> people desperately want us to put a stop to the illegal practices to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the police and to establish a more healthy relationship between politicians and media owners. >> reporter: this follows a carefully rehearsed e
a few seconds left. if they can't get that big deal they might try for a smaller one. what happens on august 2nd if there is no agreement. >> reporter: the u.s. government runs out of money. some are looking for ways to roll over some of the debt, but this is really just managing a sinking ship more than anything. on august 4th, $87 billion in debt comes due and there needs to be a new debt to take its place, george. >> jake, thanks very muchch >>> turning now to casey anthony. she'll have to wait a little bit longer before she gets out of jail. adding an additional four days and with time already served a week from sunday will now be her last day behind bars. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest. how did they come up with this recalculated release date? >> reporter: just different math and honestly this is such a frenzy yesterday it's assumed they did this so quickly, once orange county jail officials went back over the numbers they realized it wasn't right. it was more clerical as we understand than anything else but it means she's getting out a little later than
francisco native, was on his first big getaway after retirement. he says he can still hear the cries of his fishing companions. >> this guy was yelling fofo help, help me. oh, god. help me, help me. oh, god. the water is all the way up to his head. >> reporter: all 44 people on board thrust into pitch-black ocean water forced to cling for life using w wtever they could find. now all they can think about is finding their missing brother. >> we're not leaving until we find him. i mean, one way or another. >> reporter: the mexican navy and the u.s. coast guard will be back at it again today searching by boat and aircraft trying to find the seven missing men. george? >> okay, abbie, thanks. >>> the water is relatively warm and relatively calm right now. >> fingers crossed. >>> the waiting game has begun in the casey anthony trial. the jury began deliberating yesterday following two days of closing arguments that have been incredibly contentious. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest this morning. good morning, ashleigh. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. it's day 47 of this e
looking for one of those lionfish. one of those tentacles hits you, you are in big trouble. it is full of poison. but everybody says they taste pretty good. >> tastes like chicken. who knows? >> default for everything. >>> speaking of default, let's go to capitol hill righthtow where members of congress are starting to hear from all of you after those dueling speeches from president obama and the house speaker on monday night, the switchboards on capitol hill were besieged, overwhelmed yesterday. thousands of phone calls and e-mails coming in. almost all of them saying, robin, just get this done. >> so, only five days left on the clock, george. as you know, that important vote delayed by the house speaker as we get closer to potential financial chaos. abc's jonathan karl is on capitol hill. he has been tracking all the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass t
in may. >>> now, we turn to the other big story today. the dismal numbers out on the economy. specifically, the jobs market. our bianna golodryga is here with the shockingly not so good news. >> very disappointing news, josh. a di mall report. just 18,000 new jobs were added in june. that's the smallest gain in nine months. economists had expected anywhere from 90,000 and 150,000 jobs to have been added. and more bad news, the unemployment rate ticked up to 9.2%. unfurther from the may high of 9.1%. now, that had been written off as a one-time slowdown. a tribute to the natural disaster in japan and high oil this mornrng's report questions whether that recovery has stalled. if that's not bad enough, the revisions to may's numbers have been out, as well. >> the president will be speaking about this report a bit later today from the white house. bianna golodryga, thanks very much. >>> and hackers have exposed a security flaw in the software that runs the iphone, ipad and ipod touch devices. you're especially vulnerable when you open pdf files when hackers can view your confiden
: on the last day of casey anthony's defense, that was the big question. would she take the stand? the jury hear from perhaps the only person who knows what happened to her daughter. >> you understand that your decision to testify or not testify is solely your decision and your decision alone? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: but first, one last critical witness for the defense. krystal holloway, the woman who claimed she had a brief affair with casey's father. >> was this an intimate relationship? >> yes. >> reporter: george anthony admits they were friends but denies they were anything more and he also denies what has become the cornerstone of the defense, that he, caylee's grandfather, knew this was not a murder at all. >> he had said it was an accident that snowballed out of control but i was in shock. >> reporter: the defense claims caylee died in a swimming pool accident and granddad george helped dispose of the body the same way he buried household pets over the years. >> when you found out that your granddaughter was found with a blanket and with a plastic bag and with duct tape, did you tell l
as the crime scene becomes an overnight shrine to caylee. >> this morning, all the big exclusives. reaction from casey's parents. a juror gives us his extraordinary theory. and the woman who made this case her personal mission, casey anthony's biggest critic comes out swinging. >> the devil is dancing tonight. >> nancy grace joins us live. >>> and you're looking at the memorial site where little caylee's body was found. so many people flocking here to remember the little girl who disappeared more than three years ago. the little girl who never saw her third birthday. for most of these last three years her mother was the prime suspect in her death. but yesterday the jury here in orlando found her not guilty. good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos here in orlando. >> and i'm elizabeth vargas here in new york, sitting in for robin. and, george, emotions are running so high. the trial riveted the nation and casey anthony's parents left the courtroom as soon as the verdict was announced. but what do they really think? we will talk to the attorney for george and cindy anthony in just a
be a big burden for this economy, as we're just starting to recover. george? >> jon, they had been hoping on capitol hill to come up with some sort of deal before the markets opened today. that has not happened. it seems, the only thing that everyone seems to be accepting that any deal won't include any new tax increases. >> that's the big deal. but the two sides have essentially given up on the idea of coming up with a bipartisan deal. so, you have harry reid coming up with a plan for democrats. that he says includes $2.7 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years and gives the president the debt ceiling increase that takes him all of the way to 2013. we haven't seen the details yet, george. republicans are already saying that those -- his plan includes gimmicks and phantom cuts. like claiming big savings because we won't be fighting a war in iraq anymore. so, the republicans are coming up with their plan, which would include about $1 trillion in cuts now. a debt ceiling increase of eight to ten months. it would require the president to come back to congress n
and the speaker of the house have been discussing? >> reporter: we know they're talking about a big deal here, george. as you mentioned, this would mean that the president would go along with reductions in spending to social security and medicare. most likely cost of living increases going down. and in exchange, republicans would accept some increase in tax revenues as part of an overhaul of the tax code. as one top administration told me, we need to do something unthinkable on entitlements. they need to do something unthinkable on taxes. >> unthinkable may be the word. these talks have been going on between the president and speaker boehner. but there hasn't been a lot of discussion among the wider conferences in the house and the senate democrats and republicans. and i guess the big question coming out of today's meeting, when other leaders find out about it, is it something they can work with and is it something that will fly? >> reporter: a great question. boehner and the president may be able to come to a deal. but look, george. virtually every republican in congress signed a pledge not
july in 34 years in chicago. today's headline, add more people to the big heat. emergency rooms are at 100% capacity in cincinnati, ohio. roads in louisiana are buckling under heat stress. livestock is dying in record dakota. in minnesota and south >> it's bad. it's terrible. >> reporter: and the hottest heat wave in the midwest in 23 years is moving east. nearly half of the entire u.s. population, 141 million americans across two dozen states, now are under heat advisories. it's one-two punun of record heat combined with unbearable humidity. the country's highest heat index, 126 in council bluffs, iowa. heat like this is now taxing the power grid leads to thousands of power outages in the midwest. that means no air conditioner. >> the lower level of the house is a little bit cooler. i try not to go upstairs. >> reporter: and tension is rising. power crews were forced to leave this chicago street after being harassed by an angry neighbor. the food supply is feeling the stress, too. terry swales of abc affiliate wqad is in iowa. >> here in the quad cities, the heat and humidity h
is that that dismal jobs report will bleed over into big negotiations over debt and deficit reduction, and there was a sense yesterday that the two sides were getting a bit more polarized, thth republicans pushing and the democrats pulling in totally opposite directions. the negotiations start again here at the white house tomorrow with the president. dan? >> aside from those political wranglings, we have to remember that there are real people behind those dismal numbers. david kerley, thank you for your reportrtg this morning. >>> and now to that horrible accident at the texas rangers game. a fan died after falling while trying to catch a ball that was tossed into the stands by a player. now major league baseball has issued a statement saying "our players are encouraged to be fan friendly, and we will carefully review t ts incident with our clubs to continue to ensure a safe environment for our fans." here's abc's barbara pinto with more on this. >> reporter: it is the ultimate ballpark souvenir, but at what price? one dad's request turned into a tragic accident. >> behind me i heard
it. elizabeth, it's a big tourist destination. i know you've been there. >> the water is quite deep. and attracts a lot of deep-sea fishing. >> terrifying stuff. >>> elizabeth, now, to the latest on the explosive closing arguments in the casey anthony trial. a trial that has transfixed with some bizarre turns. judge belvin perry took the unusual step of halting proceedings as the opposing attorneys lost their collective cool. abc's yunji de nies has more, now, from orlando. yunji, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, josh. those closing arguments were riveting. full of twists and turns. fights and fireworks. at one point, the judge threatened to throw both of the attorneys off the case. and there's more to come this morning. >> there wasn't piece of duct tape placed over caylee's face. there were three. overlapping at angles. >> reporter: if you believe the prosecution, casey anthony was a party girl who wanted freedom at any cost. >> and she died because her mother decided that the life that she wanted was more important. >> reporter: if you believe the defense, she was a victi
on the country's mounting debt crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obamama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put
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